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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Where does farcical run-out rank in Hall of Shame?


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The second Test between Australia and Pakistan has seen its fair share of madness, from Marnus Labuschagne leaving his bat in the air and being run-out at the bowlers end, to the farcical run-out of Azhar Ali when he thought the ball had reached the boundary.

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh tweeted that it was “in the grand final for the worst dismissal of all time”.

Wide World of Sports has been digging through the archives and come up with some other stunners.

Rodney Hogg – Australia vs West Indies 1984-85

In fairness Rodney Hogg’s batting ability was limited, and facing Michael Holding on a lightning-fast WACA wicket is not our idea of fun either. Given Australia was 7-63 in reply to the West Indies total of 416, Hogg clearly didn’t fancy the idea of grinding out a hard-fought 20 or so.

“An amazing piece of batting,” said Ian Chappell in commentary.

Hogg's embarrassing dismissal

Samit Patel – Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire 2013

Samit Patel has played for England in all three forms of the game without ever really making his mark. But his run-out while playing for Nottinghamshire against Derbyshire in 2013 will ensure he’s remembered long after he stops playing.

Samit Patel is run out in comical fashion

Glenn Maxwell – Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 2014-15

Glenn Maxwell is one of the most destructive T20 batsmen around, but his brain explosion at the Gabba in 2014 left everyone stunned.

Facing the left-armer Ryan Duffield, Maxwell’s first-ball duck is a constant on Big Bash highlight reels.

“I really don’t know what to say,” said Adam Gilchrist.

To make matters worse the Stars lost the match by a single run.

Maxwell's horrendous leave

Inzamam-ul-Haq – Pakistan vs England 2006

No list of embarrassing dismissals could possibly be complete without a mention of Inzamam-ul-Haq. The man who raised running between wickets to a new level got himself into a tangle when facing the left arm spin of Monty Panesar at Headingley in 2006, with hilarious results.

“Oh no, look at that,” was the call from Mark Nicholas.

Inzamam's hilarious hit wicket

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka vs India 2009

He is one of the best batsmen of all time but in a one-day international in 2009 Kumar Sangakkara found one of the more unusual ways to get out, proving that even the greats aren’t immune to occasional moments of madness.

Sangakkara incredible hit wicket

The second Test between Australia and Pakistan has seen its fair share of madness, from Marnus Labuschagne leaving his bat in the air and being run-out at the bowlers end, to the farcical run-out of Azhar Ali when he thought the ball had reached the boundary.

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh tweeted that it was “in the grand final for the worst dismissal of all time”.

Wide World of Sports has been digging through the archives and come up with some other stunners.

Rodney Hogg – Australia vs West Indies 1984-85

In fairness Rodney Hogg’s batting ability was limited, and facing Michael Holding on a lightning-fast WACA wicket is not our idea of fun either. Given Australia was 7-63 in reply to the West Indies total of 416, Hogg clearly didn’t fancy the idea of grinding out a hard-fought 20 or so.

“An amazing piece of batting,” said Ian Chappell in commentary.

Hogg's embarrassing dismissal

Samit Patel – Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire 2013

Samit Patel has played for England in all three forms of the game without ever really making his mark. But his run-out while playing for Nottinghamshire against Derbyshire in 2013 will ensure he’s remembered long after he stops playing.

Samit Patel is run out in comical fashion

Glenn Maxwell – Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 2014-15

Glenn Maxwell is one of the most destructive T20 batsmen around, but his brain explosion at the Gabba in 2014 left everyone stunned.

Facing the left-armer Ryan Duffield, Maxwell’s first-ball duck is a constant on Big Bash highlight reels.

“I really don’t know what to say,” said Adam Gilchrist.

To make matters worse the Stars lost the match by a single run.

Maxwell's horrendous leave

Inzamam-ul-Haq – Pakistan vs England 2006

No list of embarrassing dismissals could possibly be complete without a mention of Inzamam-ul-Haq. The man who raised running between wickets to a new level got himself into a tangle when facing the left arm spin of Monty Panesar at Headingley in 2006, with hilarious results.

“Oh no, look at that,” was the call from Mark Nicholas.

Inzamam's hilarious hit wicket

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka vs India 2009

He is one of the best batsmen of all time but in a one-day international in 2009 Kumar Sangakkara found one of the more unusual ways to get out, proving that even the greats aren’t immune to occasional moments of madness.

Sangakkara incredible hit wicket

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